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post #14 of Old 01-22-2002
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Today''''s Tip of the day

The problem on Lake Michigan is flies. I do not think there is anything that is 100% effective against them. In my experience DEET has some effect, but it is not great. I have also had some success with Citranella (spelling?)sprays, but again only marginal. Last summer the second week in August while crossing the lake was the worst I have ever encountered, the boat filled with flies during the night. In the morning and through the day in the 90s+ and with zero wind they began biting. They damn near drove myself and crew batty - just part of the experience I guess. Later that week we crossed back at the narrows in a tad under 7.5 hrs, in the sun, and with 20 knots on the beam - the better part of the experience I''m positive.

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